cru·​do | \ ˈkrü-(ˌ)dō \
plural crudos

Definition of crudo

: a dish of sliced, seasoned, uncooked seafood often served with a sauce

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After a day of exploring the gardens and grounds, Dan turned his foraged greens and fresh trout plucked early that day from the lake into a delicate cocktail hour crudo. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 Robinson’s newest restaurant, Billie-Jean, is a return to her contemporary American cuisine with an Asian accent, offering a selection of elegant dishes including hamachi crudo, roasted quail, and duck spring rolls. Vogue, "How St. Louis Restaurateur Zoë Robinson Has Stayed Front and Center in the Midwest Culinary Scene," 1 Nov. 2018 Japanese crudo at the new Cloak and Petal, a dry-aged steak on the rooftop at Born and Raised, and the Mission Federal ArtWalk, which runs April 28 and 29. Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Great Spring Break Trips You Can Still Book," 23 Feb. 2018 There was jellyfish crudo with a Greek salad at the top of the meal. Zia Ur-rehman, The Seattle Times, "How record heat has wreaked havoc on four continents," 31 July 2018 The food emphasizes creative takes on Italian classics, like a scampi crudo with artichoke hearts and burrata, cacio e pepe pasta with sea urchin, and pork with celery and cherries soaked in Armagnac. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Chef Benjamin Sukle is known for his preparation of local, New England fish, served every which way on their crudo menu and theatrically presented in the whole roasted fish entrée. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Why Providence, Rhode Island, Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway," 15 Mar. 2018 There are daily crudo selections and paninis, but their specialty is tinned fish. Lauren Daley,, "How to do summer in Boston like a local," 15 June 2018 Feast on Italian Mediterranean dishes — yellowfin tuna, oysters, crudo, and swordfish — from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Kara Baskin,, "Michael Schlow cooks up a taste of the Mediterranean at Eataly," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of crudo

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crudo

Italian, raw, from Latin crudus

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